Anadenanthera peregrina – Cohoba or yopo

 

 

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Anadenanthera peregrina is a mimosa-like tree of the tropical northern part of South America, while the related species A. colubrina is native to the southern part. Both species are similarly used in their native regions and show also similar effects.

Use: 5 to 15 seeds are roasted, ground and mixed with plant ashes. The natives snuff the powder e. g. they blow it into each other’s nostrils. The plant ashes shouldn’t be a necessary component of the snuff. In western countries the seed-powder is occasionally mixed with tobacco and smoked. The dose varies depending on the substance-content of the seeds in between 5 and 15 seeds. Intense DMT-effects occur often thereby.

Active constituents: N,N-DMT, 5-MEO-DMT, bufotenine and related tryptamines.

Effects: DMT acts hallucinogenic and eroticizing. There are rather various descriptions about the intensity: reports from the use for creation of visions up to simple hallucinations like “flame shooing”. The seeds cause a 15–30 min. lasting state of inebriation if snuffed or smoked, that can be characterized by strong hallucinations. Typical DMT-Visions as well as clear, geometrical patterns and shapes do occur.

 

 

Side Effects: Nausea and vomiting, headache. Caution is advised. Furthermore all side effects of strong effective hallucinogenics can occur.

Suppliers: Seeds available at ethnobotanical stores.

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